Paul Feig to direct children’s movie

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Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) “Ghostbusters” fame director Paul Feig is all set to direct a movie version of the children’s story “The Sweetest Fig”, based on the illustrated book by Chris Van Allsburg.

The movie will be produced by Van Allsburg, William Teitler, Mike Weber, Ted Field and Jessie Henderson, reports variety.com.

“The Sweetest Fig”, published in 1993, centred on a wealthy dentist who lives alone in an apartment with his dog, who he mistreats. The dentist is given two magical figs by an old woman as payment for removing a tooth and after eating one, discovers that his dreams have come true and plots to become France’s wealthiest man. But his dog eats the second fig, which transforms the dentist into the dog and the dog into the dentist.

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Feig’s latest film “A Simple Favor”, starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, is slated to release in September.

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